Cleaning Kitchen Counters
Easy Hacks to Clean all types of Kitchen Countertops
It is easy to feel like you’re getting roped into an infinite loop when you have to clean your kitchen counter– you make a milkshake and wipe down the counter. Pour the milkshake into a glass; you have to wipe the counter, and after you think you’re done, you see a watermark that, again, to no one’s surprise, needs to be wiped off the counter.
And to add to this, different counters require different cleaning methods!
It is natural to get exhausted and feel defeated, but fret not, because this article won’t just talk about the different kinds of counters but also about hacks to keep all of them dazzling and squeaky clean at all times!
Types of Counters and how to clean them!
To be efficient and effective with your cleaning, it is important first to understand the kind of kitchen counter you are dealing with, after which you can choose the types of cleaners and other supplies that caters to your counter’s properties.
Quartz Kitchen Countertops
A Quartz Kitchen Countertop is ideally non-porous and durable; staining and oil spills are usually not a cause for concern.
Using non-abrasive and mild cleaning supplies is vital to clean a Quartz Kitchen Countertop. For regular cleaning, a simple wipe-down will suffice; however, if you’re dealing with stains, use soap, water, and a microfibre cloth. Tough stains might require you to use a non-abrasive glass cleaner. All in all, this is all you need to keep in mind when cleaning a Quartz Kitchen Counter!
Granite Kitchen Countertops
Granite Kitchen Counters are usually not a hassle to clean, and one can make do with regular soap and water. If you are handling tougher stains, use a baking soda paste to cover the stain and then wipe it down after a while. Remember to avoid using acidic cleaners or bleach, and ensure you reseal your Granite Kitchen Counter once a year to maintain its sheen and durability
Marble Kitchen Countertops
Marble Kitchen Counters are rather sensitive to anything acidic and react immediately; therefore, keep an eye out for all your acidic ingredients and wipe off any accidental spills immediately. You can also neutralize their acidic reaction by sprinkling baking soda.
For everyday cleaning, you can use a microfibre cloth, warm water, and dish soap; however, for stubborn stains, you can use a paste of baking soda or hydrogen peroxide and leave it over the stain overnight under plastic sealed with tape. You can use this multiple times until the stain disappears.
If you use hydrogen peroxide, remember that you can do so only on light-colored marble and not on darker marble countertops. Resealing every six months is also necessary when it comes to the maintenance of Marble Kitchen Counters.
Laminate Kitchen Countertops
Laminate tops don’t require extensive cleaning supplies; a damp, soft, clean cloth is sufficient. For detergents, opt for mild ones and avoid strong acid or alkali products. Avoid using steel or abrasive scrubs to remove stains; cover them with a paste of baking soda and water and wipe it off after five minutes.
Although these methods are not professional grade, they can still come in handy and help you achieve the spotless look you want in your kitchen. Cleaning is necessary, but it is also the aftercare and the maintenance that come a long way; with that said, even though our cleaning hacks might help you achieve your dream look for your kitchen, it is essential that you follow through with the maintenance as well!